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Old 12-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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In a 75 gallon tank which is considered small, only 1 pair of clowns will do well.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #12
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Clown fish are cool, but their swim pattern is just different. They don't swim a lot, so if you want something that is going to swim and give your tank more life, I would stick to just a pair of clowns and add some other things. :-p
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #13
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Clown fish are cool, but their swim pattern is just different. They don't swim a lot, so if you want something that is going to swim and give your tank more life, I would stick to just a pair of clowns and add some other things. :-p
I agree and disagree. While they may not swim from side wall to side wall every minute of the day, they do swim quite alot and they are always out in front. Out of my 7 fish i see the clowns the most.

I agree because i think you should definitly add other fish to a 75 gallon tank. This is because soon you will get over your obsession with clown fish and realize that there are many many other reef safe fish that are actually much cooler.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #14
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I would not risk more than one pair of clowns. The odds are not good that having more than a pair would work in a tank that small. I've heard of multiples of one kind working, but in much larger tanks. The anemones should wait until the tank is established (and make sure you have proper lighting).

As for tank mates...I'd got with a smaller Tang (Kole, Tomini, etc), a dwarf angel (whatever you like, as there are a few that would work), maybe a Foxface and some Chromis.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #15
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Cool nem! What clowns are u looking at?


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What type of clown fishes do you have Andrews pistols?
I have 2 Clarkii clowns and other fish too, but only 2 clowns & 3 other fish (one to be moved to my 150 when it's up) so I'm looking to add reef safe less aggressive fish to the bunch, that's why I subscribed to this thread

I'd also like to say that my clowns are constantly swimming around, the one sticks close to the nem but I often see it venture to the other side
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:47 PM   #16
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Well you could check out this site call live aquaria and see what would go good with a reef tank
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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Correct me if im wrong but you could do a pair or different clowns as long as they are from the same family i believe! Say a snowflake and a black and white clown are both technically ocellaris clowns!
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Correct me if im wrong but you could do a pair or different clowns as long as they are from the same family i believe! Say a snowflake and a black and white clown are both technically ocellaris clowns!
True but I believe op meant they want multiple pairs
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Wow! I should get on here more often! I didn't expect so many replies. We have had this 75 gallon up for nearly a year. About 2 months ago we started another 75 gallon, We moved our predator fish over to the new 75 gallon. So hopefully I remember all the questions that were asked and answer them all. We now have in the "older" established community tank, a bubble tip anemone (which is doing amazing!), 2 Ocellaris clown fish, 1 Urchin and 1 Condy anemone. We did have 1 yellow clown goby. He was acting off so we removed him, he passed away

When we were at the LFS I fell in love with a Lunar Wrasse but we were told he will eat everything! So our snails and corals would disappear with him. Otherwise, we have now set our eyes on a Flame angel (added last) and a 6 line wrasse. We want a lot more than just those two
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:16 PM   #20
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What do you guys think about a clown tang? Any experience? I know that they require a min of 250 gallons. That won't be a problem. The LFS has a young one, that is so beautiful!
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